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and received as much content as those people could give him. A boy named Thomas Savage (Now spelt Savadge{ was now given unto King Powhatan who now called him son.Powhatan gave him Namonbache, his trusty servant and one of a shrew's subtile capacity.  This formality was conducted before this large audience.

Thomas Savage, then. lived with the family of Powhatan and was treated as a son of the king. Thomas learned their language, becoming quite fluent. In time he became interpreter for both the natives and the English. No doubt Thomas came into close affinity with his newfound sister, Pocahontas, and reciprocated with his sister by teaching her his language. Over the next decade both the natives as well as the English committed acts of cruelty. Through it all both the Natives and the English treated Thomas with a great regard. When Secretary of State, William Claiborne became involved with the attempted conquest of Kent Island,Maryland, Savage was brought in as interpreter for the natives of Kent. It is because Thomas Savage was to make his home on the Eastern Shored that the Natives there trusted him.

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